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Embajada de la Republica Eslovaca

Mexico 2021/2022 Freemovers

Personal data
Mobility type:
traineeship

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Social Studies

Field of study:
International relations

Level of study during period of placement:
Bachelor

Language used:
Spanish

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
spring 2022

Period of placement (from-to):
2022-01-08 - 2022-03-10

Number of months:
2.00

Activities before my departure abroad
What was your approach in organising the placement?:
Na stránkach MZV som si našla kontakt na slovenskú ambasádu v Mexiku, kde som napísala mail. Na základe môjho záujmu a životopisu som musela prejsť výberovým konaním a vypracovať dva dokumenty v anglickom a španielskom jazyku. Na základe vypracovaných dokumentov som bola prijatá, odoslala som potrebné dokumenty a začala si zháňať letenky a ubytovanie.

What documents are required for acceptance on a placement at this organisation?:
Životopis, motivačný list, splnenie výberového konania, certifikát o znalosti jazyka na úrovni B2, potvrdenie o zriadení poistenia, odporúčací list od vyučujúceho, súhlas so spracovaním osobných údajov, osobný dotazník, potvrdenie o dennom štúdiu.

How far ahead did acceptance have to be organised? (in weeks):
Ja som to riešila 8 týždňov dopredu, ale odporúčam apoň 12

Did you need a visa?:
no

Documents and materials needed for a visa:

Fee for the visa:

During the placement
Did you change the training agreement in the course of your placement (training agreement)?:
Nie, nemenila som

What is necessary to arrange immediately on arrival? What requirements and at which offices?:
Okrem ubytovania nie je potrebné zariadiť nič. Ja som si kúpila len SIM katu

Describe your work/activity in the foreign organisation. Describe what specifically you did, whether the work corresponded to the agreed conditions and your field of study, and whether your work was independent and responsible, approximate working hours.:
Na ambasáde som pripravovala rôzne dokumenty, písala TIC správy, denné flesh správy, pravideľne som písala vlastné práce a články, ktoré boli posielané do ústredia MiZV. Pracovala som na veciach, o ktorých som bola vopred informovaná. Práca bola v súlade s mojim odborom štúdia, v ktorom ma posunula vpred a ukázala diplomatickú prax. Pracovala som 7 hodín denne, často aj samostatne cez víkendy a podobne.

Did the organisation or local student organisations arrange any special events for foreign students on placements?:
no

If yes then what?:

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
Bývala som v byte, 40 minút od slovenskej ambasády. Bývanie som si vybavovala sama cez Airbnb.

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
750 EUR

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):

Who arranged your accommodation and how far ahead:
Ubytovanie som si vyberala sama, dva mesiace pred príchodom.

Equipment, internet connection, what to bring:
Záleží od toho, aka bývanie si vyberiete.

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
Približne rovnaké ako v ČR/SR

Transport to location of placement:
Lietadlom

Approximate price:
800 eur

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
Ceny są celoročne pohybujú rovnako ak sa musíte viazať na konkrétne dátumy

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
Ja som sa dopravovala peši a pomocou Ubera. Ostatné formy dopravy sú veľmi nebezpečné a nedoporučujú sa. Čo sa týka Ubera, ceny sú veľmi nízke v porovaní s inými krajinami (Uber do vzdialenosti 15 km okolo 4 eurá, po meste do cca 5km kľudne aj 3 eurá a menej).

How did you use health insurance? What type?:
Union komplexné poistnenie

Did you have other insurance? Which?:
Mala som komplexné poistenie, ktoré zahŕňalo všetky možné udalosti, poistenie batožiny a pod.

Experience with insured events:
Nie

Tips for recreation:
V Mexiku je mnoho krásnych miest, odporúčam pozrieť všetky pamiatky v meste. Ja som takmer všetky významné pamiatky za dva mesiace bez problémov stihla.

Financial support and expenses
Monthly grant from the Centre for International Cooperation:
16000 CZK

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
Vlastné financie, žiadam si aj o štipendium na podporu mobility od FSS

 
 
What was your average monthly expenditure during the placement (i.e. without the travel there and back)?:
1200 EUR

a/ of which for accommodation:
750 EUR

b/ of which for catering:
150 EUR

c/ travel and recreation:
300 EUR

Any comments to the average monthly expenditure:

 
Experience with bank accounts/services. Do you recommend an account arranged abroad, use of Czech payment cards...:
Ja používam internetovú banku Revolut, ktorá je vhodná práve na zahraničné cesty. S touto bankou tam nebol žiaden problém.

 
Did you pay to foreign organisations any fees? (insurance, materials, etc.):
Nie

Did you receive a salary from the host business/organisation?:
no

If yes, what was your monthly salary?:
0 ???

 
Other advantages from the host organisation?:
Nemala som žiadne výhody od hostiteľskej organizácie

Is it necessary to assume a larger amount at the start of the placement? If yes, what and for what purpose?:
Nie je. Len bežné veci ako nákup, SIM karta a pod.

Recognition of the foreign placement at the home faculty
Is the traineeship part of your field of study?:
yes

If yes - is it a compulsory or optional part?:
Voliteľnou

How will your traineeship abroad be recognised at the home faculty?:
Stáž mi bude uznaná ako voliteľný predmet zahraničný pracovný pobyt

How many ECTS credits did you/will you get?:
13

Were there serious problems arranging recognition of the placement?:
Nie

Overall assessment
Assessment of personal benefit (1 = excellent):
1

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
3

Do you agree with the statement that, thanks to the experience gained during the placement you will be able to further develop your skills for work in your field?:
Áno

What did you most appreciate after completing your placement?:
Videla som diplomacy v praxi, nie len v teoretickej rovine

Any serious problems during the placement?:
Nie

Do you have any recommendation for those that follow you? (e.g. what to take with them):
Zobrať si určite starý nefunkčný telefón, starú nefunkčnú kartu (kvôli bezpečnosti a prípadnej krádeži), adaptér do zástrčky a nevyzývavé, nenápadné oblečenie.